Some residents of Ota-Idiroko, in the Ota area of Ogun State, have been arrested by the police for allegedly stoning to death an official of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Peter Ayole.
The 52-year-old was said to be an auditor at the Abakaliki, Ebonyi State office of the company. The victim, who was said to be on leave, had reportedly decided to spend the leave with his wife and children at their house in the Ota area.
It was gathered that Peter had a disagreement with some neighbours, at another site belonging to him, over generator fumes.
He was reportedly protesting the alleged refusal of the neighbours to turn off the generator when he was stoned to death.
His widow, Oluwafunmilayo Ayole, explained that the incident happened on Wednesday, May 23.
She explained that one of those in the building made a snide remark about the deceased, telling him to stop disturbing their peace.
It was gathered that five suspects were arrested by the police for Peter’s death. They were arraigned on Wednesday before an Ota Magistrate’s Court on two counts of manslaughter.
While the defense counsel moved the application for their bail, the prosecutor asked that they be remanded in custody. The magistrate, J.A. Akan, remanded the defendants in prison and adjourned the case till July 9, 2018.